Volunteer Nursing Projects in Ghana
- Placement locations: Cape Coast, Dodowa
- Role: To work alongside local staff in a variety of different departments within the hospitals
- Type of Placements: Hospitals and medical outreach work
- Accommodation: Host families
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Projects Abroad’s volunteer nursing placements in Ghana offer you a valuable opportunity to learn about and experience various medical conditions you would not normally see in your home country. You will develop your nursing skills in a hospital environment which is very different from the one that you are probably used to. At times you will find the experience challenging but also hugely worthwhile.
Volunteer nurses in Ghana can choose to spend time in a variety of different departments within the hospitals, including A&E, paediatrics, maternity and surgery. When you first arrive at the hospital you will discuss your work schedule with your Projects Abroad coordinator and the placement supervisor, who is a member of the hospital staff.
Our voluntary Nursing programmes in Ghana are based in a bustling city hospital in the Cape Coast, and in the town of Dodowa. Volunteers with no medical experience will be placed in Dodowa, as there is more supervision and instruction for those who are there on an observational and learning basis. Volunteers with medical experience, but who are not fully qualified may be based at either location.
Outreach Work in Ghana
Volunteer nurses in all regions also take part in regular medical outreach work. This may be visiting a care centre or treating children in small villages. Volunteers wanting to specialise in the outreach work can join a full time Public Health project based in Dodowa, on the outskirts of Accra. Any volunteers interested in working with HIV and AIDS patients could join our HIV/AIDS control programme based in a hospital in Accra. This also includes community outreach work.
Ghana is one of our most popular destinations. The Projects Abroad volunteer community is large and there is much to see and do when you are not working at the hospital. During your stay you will live with a host family and experience the typical day-to-day life in Ghana.
If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills. Read more about the opportunities for skilled volunteers in Ghana.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Ghana Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.